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JSU Websites for Earth Science, Space Science, & Environmental Education

Websites for Earth Science

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/
Twelve Topics designed for students to select from by the Earthquake Hazards Program

http://www.nasatalk.com/collaboratives/ete-global-climate-change.html
The 25 online modules and activities in Exploring the Environment put students in problem-based learning scenarios based on actual situations. The award-winning modules, which are free, cover topics such as weather, population growth, biodiversity, land use patterns, volcanoes, water pollution, and global climate change.

http://www.middleschoolscience.com/earth.htm
A resource for grades 5 - 8
- Resources listed under Earth Science: Geology; Mining, Rocks, and Minerals; Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes; Soil; Water Cycle and the Ocean;

http://sciencespot.net/Pages/digmain.html
Teacher's resource with lesson plans, additional websites, and a Kid Zone

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/education/explorations/tours/intro/
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation Life Has a History gives lesson plans for level one grades K-4 and level two grades 5-12
Life Has a History provides students with an introduction to the history of life and how it results in the biodiversity of today. During this tour students learn about geologic time, fossils, ancestral relationships, cladograms, variation, natural selection, and extinction.

http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/lessons.cgi/Science/Earth_Science
The Educator's Reference Desk contains lesson plans and resource guides that come in a printer friendly text.

http://www.earthsciweek.org/
Earth Science Week offers opportunities to discover the Earth sciences and engage in responsible stewardship of the Earth. The program is supported by the U.S. Geological Survey, NASA, the National Park Service, the AAPG Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, ExxonMobil, ESRI, and other geoscience groups.

http://climate.nasa.gov/esw2010/
The goal of Earth Science Week, conducted annually by the American Geological Institute in partnership with NASA and other sponsors, is to encourage students, educators and the public to explore the natural world and learn about geosciences.

http://nature.nps.gov/geology/nationalfossilday/
National Fossil Day is a part of Earth Science Week, an event that encourages people everywhere to explore the natural world and learn about the geosciences. Earth Science Week is celebrated the second full week of October.

http://www.teachervision.few.com/tv/printables/FossilLayers/pdf
This color diagram outlines the earth's fossil layers.

http://www.learner.org/interactives/rockcycle/diagram.html
A useful way to illustrate how the three main types of rock are related to one another and how changes to rocks happen in a recurring sequence is the rock cycle


Websites for Space Science

http://spaceplace.nasa.gov//earth-quiz//redirected/
Activities and lessons about space

http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/summer/education_resources/index.html
Four thematic units of NASA content

http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/planets/
This is a collection of many of the best images from NASA's planetary exploration program.

http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/classroom/activities/00-stardst-ch00.pdf
An Educator's Activity Guide for the STARDUST Mission for Grades 5-8

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/index.html
International Space Station, Crews, and Missions

http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/tails-of-wonder/redirected/
All about space! Learn about comets. Play: games, puzzles, quizzes, Do: activities, books, coloring, Explore: fun facts, videos, pictures,

http://quest.nasa.gov/about/
On the left side click on the "homepage" this will take you to activities, videos, lesson plans,

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html

http://www.middleschoolscience.com/earth.htm
A resource for grades 5 -8
- Resources listed under Earth Science: Famous Scientists; Weather & Atmosphere; Space Shuttle & Challenger; Astronomy; Constellations; Moon; Solar System & Universe;

http:// www.knowledge.allianz.com
Climate Change information and videos

http:// www.pewtrusts.org
The science and impacts of global warming

http://store.starrynight.com/
Astronomy Software that can be purchased for the classroom from the Starry Night Store


Websites for Environmental Education

http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/summary.html

http://www.nasatalk.com/collaboratives/ete-global-climate-change.html

The 25 online modules and activities in Exploring the Environment put students in problem-based learning scenarios based on actual situations. The award-winning modules, which are free, cover topics such as weather, population growth, biodiversity, land use patterns, volcanoes, water pollution, and global climate change.

http://blueplanetbiomes.org/
In this site you will discover facts about our planet, its complex patterns of biomes, plants, and animals, and how climates ultimately detemine the biomes of our Earth.

http://www.thewildclassroom.com/biomes/index.html
Maps of different biomes

http://enchantedlearning.com/biomes/
Habitats and Biomes - information and activities

http://www.ih.k12.oh.us/msbeauregn/Biome%20links.htm
Biome Research Links

http://mbgnet.mobot.org/sets/taiga/index.htm
Links contained in this website are for Biomes of the World, Freshwater Ecosystems, and Marine Ecosystems.

http://www.coolclassroom.org/cool_windows/home.html
Food Web Game

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/clf/index.htm
Computer lab favorites site map. Moon Olympics and Water Cycle are the two science related activities.
Use these interactive, self-contained activities to introduce a topic or enliven your lab time.
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